Hmm, where to start? Okay: Let's start with the fact that I'm pierced, tattooed, jaded, kinky, and polyamorous; I take pictures, spin fire, and dabble in electronics; and I've been known to blow up donuts.
I've been a computer hacker since the late 1970's, when I got my first TRS-80 Model I (and a 300 baud modem!).
THINGS I LIKE include synthpop and industrial music, body piercing (standard answers: Both nipples and navel; because I like the aesthetics, why else would anyone decorate their body?; and yes, of COURSE it hurts, but not as much as you think); tattoos (standard answers: Yes, on the small of my back; the Japanese Kanji character meaning "chaos," and on my right wrist, the Kanji for "hope;" and yes, of COURSE it hurts, probably more than you think); Apple computers; role-playing games; antique computing machinery; cyberpunk; and chaos.
Religion and Philosophy
I'm an atheist, which means I have never seen any compelling reason to believe that there is a god or gods running around taking an interest in human activities, and I don't make a habit of believing things without some sort of reason to suppose that they are true.
I am a transhumanist. I believe that the universe operates according to principles which are knowable, observable, and comprehensible; and that rational and analytical thought, combined with experimentation and empirical observation, are tools with which those fundamental principles can be understood. I believe that constantly challenging ideas, including these ideas, is a necessary and vital part of understanding the natural world, and that those who do not challenge their own ideas are fundamentally and fatally handicapped in their ability to progress.
Work and Play
I own a small graphic design, training, and consulting firm; and spend nights photographing people and things, writing shareware programs for the Macintosh; playing World of Warcraft, and writing.
I am a BDSM switch (a who what? Visit my BDSM page if that doesn't make sense to you); I'm mostly dominant, but not always.
Want to know more? Read my online Web journal!